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The North Dakota Safety Council is a private non-profit organization supported through grants, donations and memberships. Our mission is to save lives by preventing injuries and deaths at work, on the roads, and in our homes and communities. With more than 1,000 member companies representing all sizes of all industries, the NDSC is an active participant in influencing safe work practices all across North Dakota.


Thank You NDSC Members 

New Members as of 
October 1, 2015
AgriComm Quality Building Systems, LLC
American Engineering Testing
Brenntag Pacific
Cole Papers Inc
Consolidated Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
Dust Control Technologies, Inc.
FEMCO Spencer Harris
Finley Farmers Grain & Elevator Co.
Fisher Lifecycle Services
Fladeland Mechanical, Inc.
Midwest AgEnergy
Midwest Armor
ND Department of Corrections
Nilles Law Firm
Radiation Solutions LLC
Rolette County
Sure Steel Inc
T.F. Hudgins
TLT-Turbo Inc.
Valley Bus
Watco Terminal & Port Services
Williams Scotsman
Z Contracting Inc. dba National Conductor Constructors
Renewing Members as of 
October 1, 2015
American Machine & Engineering
Ameripride Services  Inc
Aspen Environmental Services
Bay Valve Service Inc.
Bismarck Transition Center
Blackhawk Energy Services
Blasting Solutions, Inc.
Blueflint Ethanol
Bourgault Industries
Cascade Integrated Services, LLC
Central Services
CF Industries, Inc.
CHS Asphalt Terminal
City of Fargo - Human Resources
City of Grand Forks
City of Hazen
City of Wahpeton
Coal Creek Construction
Complete Concrete, Inc.
Connole & Somerville Plumbing Heating & AC Inc
Consolidated Construction
Cranes Conveyor & Storage Systems
CrossCountry Courier
Cudd Pressure Control
Dakota Staffing Solutions
Devils Lake Public Schools
Duratech Industries
Elim Homes Inc
Essentia Health
Finley Farmers Grain & Elevator Co.
Fladeland Mechanical, Inc.
Flint Energy Services
Fort Berthold Housing Authority
Forum Communications Co.
Frear Consulting, Inc.
Grand Forks Park District
Great River Energy - Coal Creek
Industrial Contract Services, Inc.
Integrity Windows & Doors
JK Lube, Inc, DBA Jiffy Lube
Kemper Construction
Linton Public School
M J Dalsin Company, Inc.
Marvin Windows & Doors
Medora Transport Corporation
Midwest Steeplejacks, Inc.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Minnkota Power Cooperative
Minot Public Schools-Drivers Ed.
Minot State University Plant Service
MMI Excavation
Molstad Excavating, Inc.
MW Industries, Inc.
ND Center for Distance Education
ND State Penitentiary
Nemont Telephone
Noble Casing Inc
Office of Attorney General
Pinky's Aggregates, Inc.
Rolette County
S & S Roustabout Inc.
Savage Services Corporation
Shermco Industries
Simplex Grinnell
S-O-S, Inc.
Southwest Grain
Stanley Community School
Storms Construction Inc.
Sun Electric
Susag Sand & Gravel, Inc.
Theodore Roosevelt Medora Found.
Train ND (Williston State College)
Vadakin, Inc.

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Save the Date for the 5th Annual ND Conference on Injury Prevention & Control

October 13, 2015 – The 5th Annual ND Injury Prevention & Control Conference will take place Wednesday, August 10th through Thursday, August 11th 2016 in Bismarck at the Radisson Hotel. This year topics will include general injury prevention, suicide and mental health, bullying, domestic and sexual violence, traffic safety, and more.

Need more information or interested in presenting at this North Dakota Department of Health Conference? Please go to

NDSC Member Meeting Scheduled in Minot
October 11, 2015 - The NDSC is hosting their next Critical Issues Membership Meeting this month in Minot. The 2-hour Workplace Violence Planning & Management session will take place Thursday, October 29 from 1pm to 3pm. The event is sponsored by Sanford OCCMED and will be held at the Astoria Hotel.
Attendees will have the chance to network with fellow safety professionals as well as gain valuable knowledge on preparing for an emergency or act of violence. Topics will include high risk employment considerations, emergency response plans, and staff preparedness.
This event is FREE to NDSC Members and open to the public for a fee of $30 per person.
Click here to register.

NDSC Hires Additional Marketing Coordinator

Lindsey Hefta Marketing NDSCOctober 5, 2015 - The North Dakota Safety Council (NDSC) has expanded their marketing department and hired Lindsey Hefta as an additional marketing coordinator. She is a graduate of both the University of Mary and Bismarck State College and comes to the NDSC with experience in marketing, communications, and graphic design.
Hefta’s expertise will be instrumental in the development and coordination of marketing strategies for the NDSC.
Hefta can be reached at (701) 751-4953 or

OSHA Releases Confined Space Resource

October 2, 2015 - OSHA has published new guidance intended to help small businesses comply with the agency's Confined Spaces in Construction Standard.

The publication outlines several aspects of confined spaces in construction, including:
  • The difference between confined spaces and permit-required confined spaces
  • Work covered by the standard
  • Employer responsibilities
  • Worker training
  • Rescue and emergency services

Click here to see the full story on our News Page.

Fall Protection Tops OSHA's Annual Most-Cited Violations List

October 2, 2015 - OSHA's Fall Protection Standard (1926.501) is once again the agency's most frequently cited standard. This is the fifth year in a row the Fall Protection Standard comes in number one on OSHA’s top 10 list of the most cited violations.

The preliminary list, which covers fiscal year 2015, is:
  1. Fall Protection (1926.501)
  2. Hazard Communication (1910.1200)
  3. Scaffolding (1926.451)
  4. Respiratory Protection (1910.134)
  5. Lockout/Tagout (1910.147)
  6. Powered Industrial Trucks (1910.178)
  7. Ladders (1926.1053)
  8. Electrical – Wiring Methods (1910.305)
  9. Machine Guarding (1910.212)
  10. Electrical – General Requirements (1910.303)
Finalized data, along with additional Top 10 details and exclusive content, will be published in the December issue of the National Safety Council’s Safety & Health magazine.

Hess, NDSC Introduce Variety to EMS Conference

EMS Conference NDSCSeptember 29, 2015 – More than 120 emergency responders attended the 2015 SW Region EMS Conference in Medora this past Saturday. The NDSC and Hess partnered with the EMS Association for the first time and offered some diversity for the course lineup. This year, the lineup included a unique track of courses to help prepare companies and communities for emergencies involving oil and gas. Courses ranged from landing zone safety to confined space rescue. In addition to new courses, Hess offered reimbursement for all non-EMS registrants, making the training more affordable for several attendees. This opened the conference to new audiences, including members of the NDSC and county emergency managers.

For highlights of the day, check out this story from KX News. If you’re interested in hearing about future trainings like this, email to be added to our email notification list.

BLS Releases Preliminary 2014 Fatality Data
September 18, 2015 – On-the-job fatalities in 2014 increased to 4,679, more than one-third of which occurred among older workers, according to a preliminary report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The total fatality count is a 2 percent increase from 2013, BLS states in its report, released Sept. 17. The fatality rate for 2014 – 3.3 deaths per 100,000 full-time workers – stayed the same as the previous year.
More older workers are dying on the job. A total of 1,621 employees 55 or older were killed at work in 2014 – the highest number ever reported for this age group. Fatalities among women also increased, accounting for about 8 percent of total workplace deaths, the report states. Deaths among Hispanic and Latino workers – which have received increased attention in recent years – fell 3 percent.
Specific industries that experienced fatality increases include mining (up 17 percent), agriculture (up 14 percent), manufacturing (up 9 percent) and construction (up 6 percent).
The data is preliminary; a final report is expected this coming spring. In the past five years, the number of fatalities in the final report increased by an average of 173 cases over the preliminary count. If this pattern holds, the total number of workplace deaths in 2014 could be the highest in five years.

News You Can Use

Campbell Institute white paper addresses best practices for contractor management
October 9, 2015 - The Campbell Institute at the National Safety Council has issued a white paper detailing "a simple but comprehensive lifecycle approach that can be used to manage all stages of contractor relationships."

NSC launches 'MyCarDoesWhat' vehicle safety campaign
October 9, 2015 - The National Safety Council has formally unveiled a far-reaching effort to help drivers stay safe.
Video answers FAQs on youth concussions
October 9, 2015 – When her organization discusses sports safety and concussions, Safe Kids Worldwide President and CEO Kate Carr often hears many of the same questions from parents: What exactly is a concussion?

CDC: Injuries cost society nearly $700 billion
October 9, 2015
 – Fatal and nonfatal injuries cost the United States $671 billion in 2013, according to two reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Annual truck and bus inspection campaign yields record-low violation rates
October 9, 2015 – The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's International Roadcheck 2015 concluded with the lowest rates of violations since 1991, according to the organization.
MSHA issues seasonal safety alert during 'deadliest month' for miners 
October 9, 2015 – A new safety initiative from the Mine Safety and Health Administration aims to protect miners at a time of the year when they need it most.

OIG recommends improvements for OSHA whistleblower protections
October 9, 2015
 – Although OSHA has improved its 
Whistleblower Protection Programs in recent years, the Department of Labor Office of the Inspector General had concluded that the agency could do more to strengthen protection.

EPA rule aimed at protecting farmworkers from pesticides
October 9, 2015 – The Environmental Protection Agency has issued a final rule updating its Agricultural Worker Protection Standard intended to safeguard farmworkers against pesticide exposure.
OSHA extends enforcement delay on Confined Spaces in Construction Standard
October 9, 2015 – Full enforcement of OSHA's new Confined Spaces in Construction Standard is being delayed again.


For the full stories, visit the NDSC's News Page.


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The North Dakota Safety Council provides safety training and services across the state, including the cities of Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Fargo, Grand Forks, Jamestown, Minot and Williston.